Cindy Sheehan was arrested today for demonstrating without a permit.
Sheehan, carrying a photo of her son in his Army uniform, was among hundreds of protesters who marched around the White House and then down the two-block pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. When they reached the front of the White House, dozens sat down _ knowing they would be arrested _ and began singing and chanting "Stop the war now!"
Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests. One man climbed over the White House fence and was quickly subdued by Secret Service agents.
Sheehan, 48, was the first taken into custody. She smiled as she was carried to the curb, then stood up and walked to a police vehicle while protesters chanted, "The whole world is watching."
About 50 people were arrested in the first hour, with dozens of others waiting to be taken away. All cooperated with police.
Well... if they had cooperated with the police, they would have moved along and would not have been arrested. Obviously they did NOT cooperate with police. Had they, they would not have been arrested.
Take a good look at the Cindy, the mother in mourning:
Get a good look at that grin:
She is quite obviously still greatly mourning the loss of her son... she isn't enjoying all the attention... this is not about her... it is about her son.... the memory of her son.